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Horrific video shows B-17G Texas Raiders suffering mid air collision with a P-63 Kingcobra during Dallas Air Show
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Horrific video shows B-17G Texas Raiders suffering mid air collision with a P-63 Kingcobra during Dallas Air Show
Belgian Air Force’s 349th Squadron has painted a nearly 50-years old F-16 in a special paint scheme to commemorate the unit’s 80th anniversary
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Belgian Air Force’s 349th Squadron has painted a nearly 50-years old F-16 in a special paint scheme to commemorate the unit’s 80th anniversary
New threat: US Navy F6F Hellcat pilots recall the first encounter with Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force’s potent N1K1-J Shiden fighter
Aviation History / Military Aviation
New threat: US Navy F6F Hellcat pilots recall the first encounter with Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force’s potent N1K1-J Shiden fighter
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The Story of Bruce Carr, the P-51D Pilot who left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a Luftwaffe FW 190
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Greatest Escape (that never happened) — the popular story of how Lt. Carr stole an Fw 190 to fly back to his unit seems too good to be true, and that’s because it isn’t.
Remembering Donald C. Spalinger, the P-47 pilot shot down by German flak while diving on the gun positions in the hope of distract them from targeting a B-25 bomber formation
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Remembering Donald C. Spalinger, the P-47 pilot shot down by German flak while diving on the gun positions in the hope of distract them from targeting a B-25 bomber formation
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The story of when England’s future Queen Elizabeth defied the authorities and christened a B-17 Flying Fortress in her own name. The aircraft survived more bombing missions than any thought possible.
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of when England’s future Queen Elizabeth defied the authorities and christened a B-17 Flying Fortress in her own name. The aircraft survived more bombing missions than any thought possible.
Boeing B-17E aircraft were the first component of Cactus Air Force. Here are all the challenges faced to supply the Flying Fortress bombers that reached South Pacific.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Boeing B-17E aircraft were the first component of Cactus Air Force. Here are all the challenges faced to supply the Flying Fortress bombers that reached South Pacific.
The Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever (it lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese pilot)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that the Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever?
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The story of the Piper L-4H Grasshopper crew that used their Colt. 45 Pistols to shoot down a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
Aviation History / Military Aviation
That time a USAAF Piper L-4H Grasshopper crew shot down a German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch by means of their Colt. 45 Pistols
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B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Did you know 414 B-29s were lost bombing Japan? For every Superfortress lost to the enemy, almost two were lost to accidents and crashes.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know 414 B-29s were lost bombing Japan? For every Superfortress lost to the enemy, almost two were lost to accidents and crashes.
Did you know the pre-flight checklist was first introduced by Boeing following the 1935 crash of the prototype B-17 (then known as the Model 299)?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know the pre-flight checklist was first introduced by Boeing following the 1935 crash of the prototype B-17 (then known as the Model 299)?
Did you know Royal Navy’s Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers were able to damage Bismarck because its guns could not target planes moving so slowly?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know Royal Navy’s Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers were able to damage Bismarck because its guns could not target planes moving so slowly?
The Original Tomcat: Did you know the Grumman F7F Tigercat was originally to be named the Tomcat?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Original Tomcat: Did you know the Grumman F7F Tigercat was originally to be named “Tomcat?”
In 1945 twelve USAAF B-25 aircraft bombed a rocky outcrop in the Alps to cause a landslide to block a road. But the mountain resisted the onslaught of bombs and two Mitchells were shot down.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
In 1945 twelve USAAF B-25 aircraft bombed a rocky outcrop in the Alps to cause a landslide to block a road. But the mountain resisted the onslaught of bombs and two Mitchells were shot down.
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The story of Robert Lee Scott, the P-40 pilot who waged a one-man war against Imperial Japan and became AVG commander when the unit became the 23rd Fighter Group
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of Robert Lee Scott, the P-40 pilot who waged a one-man war against Imperial Japan and became AVG commander when the unit became the 23rd Fighter Group
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